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Reenactors Invitation

Most Honoured Revolutionary War Reenactors, Sutlers, and Friends:

22nd Annual Battersea Revolutionary War Reenactment - April 20 - 21, 2013

The City of Petersburg proudly invites you to attend the 232nd anniversary of the Reenactment of the 1781 Battle of Petersburg. This is an open event for all Revolutionary War re-enactors and sutlers. Our weekend encampment and re-created battles are held at Battersea, the home of Colonel John Banister, the first mayor of Petersburg and a signer of the Articles of Confederation. While Battersea is not the actual site of the 1781 battlefield, it was utilized by the British troops when they occupied the town in May of 1781. Battersea consists of 35 acres of excellent camp and tactical ground for foot, horse and artillery. Wood, straw, water, hay, a Saturday evening meal and dance are provided by the City. There will be the reenactment of the 1781 battle, battle skirmishes, period music, children's activities and games, blacksmith demonstrations and much more. The event will be held from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday. Cost of the tickets for the general public: Adults - $5.00, Children 12 and under Free. To register for the event fill out registration and mail a copy of the form to the Siege Museum, 15 West Bank St., Petersburg, VA 23803, Attention: Anne Thomas or e-mail it to the Siege Museum: athomas@petersburg-va.org.. Any phone inquiries may be placed to the Siege Museum, attention Anne Thomas: 804-733-2402.

The driving directions to Battersea are:
» From I-95 South, Exit 52 (Washington St., West). Proceed 1.7 miles, turn right on Battersea Lane.
» From I-95 North, Exit 52D (Washington St., West). Proceed 1.7 miles, turn right on Battersea Lane.
» From 460 West: Turn left on RT. 301, right on West Washington St., Proceed 1.7 miles, turn right on Battersea Lane

For further information write or call:

The Siege Museum
15 West Bank Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Telephone: (804) 733-2402
FAX: (804) 863-0837
E-mail: thomasanne333@aol.com